Jewish Woman Assaulted in N.Y.C. While Walking With Her Son

Incident is the fourth reported targeting Jews in New York over the past week

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Cnaan Liphshiz
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Protest in New York City calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to take action against anti-Semitism, New York, September 23, 2019.
Protest in New York City calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to take action against anti-Semitism, New York, September 23, 2019. Credit: Danielle Ziri
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Cnaan Liphshiz

A Jewish woman was hit in the head while walking with her son in Brooklyn, ABC reported on Thursday. 

This is at least the fourth reported incident in the last week.

According to the report, a 42-year-old woman shouted an anti-Semitic slur and then beat the 34-year-old mother with her bag near West 6th Street and Avenue S in the borough’s Gravesend section.

New York police are in the Borough Park, Crown Heights, and Williamsburg neighborhoods following the incident, the report said.

“The overall Jewish community was reeling from what . Now to have to deal with this during the holiday season-during Hanukkah is so difficult,” said Evan Bernstein, the ’s regional director for New York and New Jersey.

Earlier this week, a Jewish man wearing a yarmulke was physically and verbally assaulted in Manhattan. A Miami man was arrested and charged with that assault.

On Tuesday afternoon, a Jewish man was assaulted by a group of teenagers in Crown Heights.

An earlier third incident was reported as a case of aggravated harassment in Brooklyn, according to the ADL.

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